Author: pavel

January 21, 2020

NBN from Spintel + TPG HG659 modem

Just a quick feedback on my recent experience with Spintel and TPG NBN setup. I had account with TPG in the past, but had to cancel it due to my travel overseas. I was left with their HG659 modem hoping to get reconnected upon my return and use my device. Unfortunately, they do not provide this option and I would have to use a new […]

November 1, 2019

Basic invoicing in Aus

Invoicing is a very boring job to do, at least for me. I want to have it as simple as posible and certainly do not want to use Word or Excel spreadsheet for it. Coming from Czech Republic, I was used to an excellent service called Fakturoid. Unfortunately, I have not found a similar product in Australia. Even today, eight years later, the products are […]

October 28, 2019

Scam me? I’ll track you.

Believe it or not, there are people that have nothing better to do than scam other people. Whether they do it because of their financial needs or just for a bit of fun, I personally do not care and consider it wrong. Some of the scam I come across are 1:1 – interactive chats (phone/txt).  Depending how sophisticated the scammer is, you might be able […]

October 23, 2019

E-mails and DMARC, DKIM, SPF (basics)

E-mails, the “outdated” communication channel that still sticks around. If you wish to set up almost any account today (2019), you have to have an e-mail address or mobile number already in 99% of the cases. You would most likely have one already and there is a high a chance of it being from Google, or Yahoo. If you are from non-english speaking country, […]

October 19, 2019

Google Drive and Debian integration on HyperV

I am helping one customer with their VPS and they use primarily Google Drive for data management. So the idea poped up in my head… What if I could grab some files from the VPS server and push them straight into their G-Drive? This could provide an opportunity for backing up required data from VPS but also push certain data back into VPS without a […]

October 17, 2019

HRV (heart rate variability)

While re-watching my favourite video on “Being brilliant every single day” from Dr. Alan Watkins, I realised I completely missed the information about HRV last time I watched it. So I did a quick research into it and I am very curious whether or not working with HRV data can bring improvements into my life and performance. HRV stands for heart rate variability and it […]

October 14, 2019

Newsletter systems in Czech for SMB

When it comes to newsletters, the first word I hear is MailChimp. It is quite powerfull application that helps you to manage e-mail marketing effectively. There are other alternatives like Aweber, Constant Contact, Drip, GetResponse, Benchmark, SendinBlue, iContact and many more. None of them, however, are customised specifically for the Czech market. Unless your team speaks and operates in English, you might have to look […]

October 10, 2019

Choosing a domain name xyz.CZ vs xyz.COM

There is already plenty of resources online, providing a guide on how to choose a domain name. In this post, I will just leave few links for a quick reference and tips and tricks from my personal experience.  Firstly, it is quite important to note, that selecting a domain whose customers are non-english speakers is quite different than for example dealing with Aussies as the […]

October 9, 2019

vCard (.vcf) projects

First, what is vCard or VCF? Well, it is a file format standard for electronic business cards. The latest standard is vCard 4.0 defined in RFC 6350. “VCF’ (virtual contact file) is extension used to identified this file format.  You can create one in Outlook app, online website, in your text editor or export it from your ERP solution (if they follow standards). You can […]

October 6, 2019

G-mail vs G-suite

This is a quick recap why I chose to use G-Suite instead of free G-Mail account or other e-mail services. First, I had to ask myself if I want to have professional e-mail address or not. Sure, I can setup G-Mail, Yahoo, Seznam e-mail in no time, but how does it look when the e-mail comes from free services that provide zero guarantee? Yes, you […]

October 6, 2019

E-commerce in Czech

A brief extract from Business Leaders magazine (03/2019) about e-commerce in Czech Republic and other online resources I came across while doing the research.  e-shop/person ratio is the highest out of EU (around 42,167 e-commerce solutions currently running in Czech, yearly +3.5%) estimated turnover for 2019 – 165miliard CZK (currently 122,215,343,123 Kč) expected growth in small-business market = 13% e-commerce brings around 10.2% of total […]

September 19, 2019

Messaging apps and privacy

While reading about Edward Snowden, I came across his app for android devices called Haven. Haven app uses Singal app for sending data it collects and as you would expect, Signal uses end-to-end encryption. More importantly, it uses The Singal Protocol which is open source and although the app is not the market leader in terms of a number of users, it certainly tops when […]

May 7, 2019

Malware WeKnow on Mac

I spent some time cleaning friends Macbook from weKnow malware and wanted to share this handy tips with you, should you need it. Basically, it hijacks local Chrome policy and you need to remove/edit them via terminal/cmd line. cmd + spacebar (search for “terminal” app) use following commands: defaults delete <nameOfThePolicy> defaults write <naemOfThePolicy> -string “” example: defaults write HomepageLocation -string “” […]

October 2, 2018

Internet of Money vol.2

I have finished listening to an audiobook – Internet of Money vol.2 by Andreas Antonopoulos. It uses a different structure as opposed to the volume one and I consider it to flow better and be less disruptive. There are great examples, some of which have been discussed in version one but I still encourage people to take it off the shelf and get familiar with […]

September 23, 2018

Internet of Money by Andreas Antonopoulos

I finished listening to an audio version of the book called “The Internet of Money” by Andreas Antonopoulos. This book is structured into very short, numbered talks which are quite handy when you need to navigate elsewhere and also if you need a refresher. Each chapter starts with a title that makes it really easy to remind yourself whether you’ve listened to it or not. […]

May 30, 2018

CRYPTO: Ledger Nano S

If you have some crypto coins, secure them in hardware wallet! I can recommend Ledger Nano S as shown below. I used it for about 3 months, pretty straightforward to use, portable and reasonably priced. If you have any questions, leave me a message.  

May 30, 2018

CRYPTO: Crowdfunding Project

Acorn Collective Crowdfunding is a great tool, yet platforms that dominate the market at moment are taking a big bite for securing those transactions. Here is just an example chart of how much you end up paying

April 30, 2018

Wave Apps – online invoicing switch

As of 1st May 2018, I will be utilising and moving away from FreshBooks for invoicing and accounting purposes. They both provide similar features and Credit Cards integration with Stripe payment platform, but WaveApps takes it to the next level with zero monthly cost. This package is, however, designed for small businesses and there can be issues with GST calculations on invoices as this […]

April 16, 2018

WimHof in Australia and his method

Wim Hof was in Australia and I took my chance to get a workshop with him. It was a great experience and I’ve been practising it daily since then, but let’s cover some basics first. Note: this is just for my future reference and brings somewhat limited information value. Who is WIMHOF? He is the ICEMAN! Amazing guy, breaking world records (I think he holds […]

February 12, 2018

SECURITY: TPG modem admin bypass to enable DSL

Problem: you have Huawei HG659 that came from TPG pre-configured, but it doesn’t work on ADSL. You set up bridge mode to 3rd party ADSL modem and still no success. Reason being – it’s preconfigured for VDSL and you cannot change it without root admin access. On top, TPG won’t give you the password for root. Solution: Forget about root admin

February 9, 2018

CRYPTO: Bitcoin is not always Bitcoin!

Bitcoin is not always Bitcoin! Warning! Before you invest in Bitcoin, please do a proper research and/or ask people you trust for advice in this field. There is a very nasty marketing approach circling Bitcoin and has been for a while, as everyone wants to cut their piece and profit. Don’t let them profit on you. You might come across websites, social network profiles or […]

February 7, 2018

WEB: webserver sizing and testing

Here are few links I recommend to start with for a web server design, load testing and performance. Web server sizing – network, processor, memory, HDD Load testing – load impact – nice tool to put a web under (test)load 🙂

February 7, 2018

CRYPTO: handy BTC tools for TXs and fees

Below is a list of tools you might need for checking a transaction fee or its details. Handy for cutting some TXs cost and troubleshooting crypto transactions (mostly BTC). Unconfirmed transaction and fees estimator; shows price per byte and eta for confirmation Unconfirmed transactions in mem-pool, variation of #1 Bitcoin Fee calculator, calculate size and fee estimation Accelerators – for stuck transactions ConfirmTX – […]

January 24, 2018

SECURITY: two factor authentication (2FA)

2FA – optional for now, a must in near future We live and operate in a digital world where security should be our priority number one, but let’s be honest, it rarely is. How many of you have really strong passwords that do not repeat and are changed frequently? I know! It is a painful, boring and time-consuming process. Well, luckily there are services like LastPass and […]

January 23, 2018

CRYPTO: GDAX – CoinBase security flaw

Let’s assume you enabled 2FA on your GDAX/Coinbase account. Currently, you cannot withdraw funds from GDAX to outside address or bank account without two-factor authentication (2FA). However, you can move the funds from GDAX to Coinbase account and from there you can then send them to outside address without 2FA! I consider this a security flaw and will demonstrate the issue in the example below. […]

January 20, 2018

How to back up iPhone to external HDD on iMac

iTunes is storing backups by default on local (system) hard drive. That takes heaps of space, so the external HHD would be better choise. To prevent this from happening, a symbolic link has be to created and point onto a folder in external hdd. Following command in a terminal will do the trick. ln -s /Volumes/1TB/Backup ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/ Just note the following: 1TB = name of […]

January 2, 2018

How to make public facebook posts private (the quicker way)

I randomly came across a problem related to Facebook privacy and public posts. If you have ever posted something on Facebook, you might also know that there are some privacy options available for each post. While you might have your default visibility set up to “friends” only, there still might be some older posts on your timeline with privacy set to “public“. That essentially means […]

May 20, 2017

$100 for free aka Banks are craving for your money

As much as I am not a fan of centralised banks and would love to see crypto in place, I still get paid the traditional way – via EFT. So since having a bank account is a must, why not to get some benefits. I joined ING Direct through invitation, got $50 cash into my account as a bonus, 3% interest rate on my saving […]

April 7, 2017

“Man Up, Speak Up”

To anyone out there…I am always here to hear you out! Just two clicks away…forget all the prejudice, judgement and complexity of your problems. Talk to me and together we find a way out. See clip below… Man Up, Speak Up

April 5, 2017

My friend as personal assistant (VA)

So here is the idea. I’ve read that in near future we might see personal assistant using our own voice. Now that’s cool and weird a the same time. Wouldn’t we much rather hear some voice we love to hear? Why our own then? What about someone from our closest family, friend or love? Disclaimer: I don’t take responsibility for any word listed in this […]

March 30, 2017

Freedom & Responsibility

“With freedom comes responsibility.” From early childhood we want to be independent, we want to do whatever we want, whenever we want. We don’t like other people telling us what to do and when to do it. A classic example is parents calling us for dinner, cleaning our room, doing our homework, etc. Now the reason why they tells us is, that they think or see […]

March 17, 2017

Kupovani letenek = rychly souhrn

Vyhledávače letenek používám na srovnání cen. Skyscanner je jedním z nich, další třeba Momondo, Adioso. Ceny letenek pak zkontroluji přímo přes stránky letecké společnosti, u nízko rozpočtových to většinou vyjde lépe u nich. (Ne vždy!) Vždy používám soukromý / incognito profil v prohlížeči a ceny porovnám i s mobilní aplikaci a z jiné ip adresy. Letenky hledám v rozmezí: úterý až čtvrtek pro odlety i […]

February 20, 2017

20 tips for wealthy life

Hi everyone, some time ago I came accross youtube video that inspired me to write down tips for wealthy life. Unfortunately, the video is down, so credits can’t be given but here are those 20 tips for us all to try :). Have fun with it! 1. save first, then spend what you can truly afford 2. study wealthy people / study role models 3. […]

September 15, 2016

Short forecast of computing era in relation to AI

AI = artificial intelligence, has been on rapid growth during the millennium age and we are shifting into cognitive era of computing, where computer software can listen, learn and analyse unstructured data. Cognitive thinking is natural to humans but it’s been a great challenge for digital world. These limitations however, are falling apart and the future we envision and sometimes dream about, might be closer than we […]

August 14, 2016

Inspiration from Danny Trejo

I came across this video and could not hold myself to listen to it several times and take a time to write down some notes. In my own unique way, I can relate to what he is saying from my own experience and I would love to share pitch points with others. Below the video are some important facts from this short clip I want […]

July 26, 2016

Success judged by results

We measure success by results. We tend to be driven by results rather than a journey. But once we shift our focus from the future (result stage) into present moment, not only we are far more efficient and successful in what we do, we also grow and become wealthier than ever before, regardless of the result. Experience, knowledge and growth is our ultimate wealth. PaCh

July 6, 2016

lemon juice and apple cider vinegar challenge

I love challenges. They help me grow. Several studies confirmed that it takes 21 days to develop a habit. So if I can stick to one-month challenges, I will be very happy and continue to grow. So here is another one I would like to undertake. I’ll call it: 30 JUICY MORNINGS. Q: What is the challenge about? A: Start a day with half a lemon, two […]

May 5, 2015

iPhone wifi issue solved by hair dryer

Ok. So this has happened to me already 4 times and technique below is not guaranteed at any circumstances. However, it worked for me all the time. So what is the issue? iPhone 4s simply stop providing me wifi feature since I updated the iOS to newer version. It has happened with any major iOS update 7.x, 8.x. Wifi was working perfectly fine, then I […]

May 4, 2015

Shawn Achor – Happiness in practise

I call this happiness in practise and its a technique based on various studies which?prove that application of several techniques can provide higher level of happiness and shifting mind perception into more positive state of functioning. This practise is inspired by TED talk from Shawn Achor and requires repetition of following tasks for 21 days: 3 gratitudes regular journaling (1 article or note per day) […]

May 4, 2015

Parallel realities inspired by Bentinho Massaro

As Bentinho would say, I just shifted myself into a different projection of my consciousness timelessly. I did it without any effort and with thousands and millions activities or assumptions at the same time, although there is no time as such. I am a consciousness that’s listing through the pictures of parallel universes. Endless projections of all possibilities that have been already created. Anything I […]

March 28, 2015

Singapore – Radikal Forze Jam 2015

Alright, it’s been a week I landed in Singapore with my friends and australian dance family. Three crews (Common Ground, Team Cream, Skill@Will) were ready to represent Australia in bboying on this international comp in Singapore and pumped to get new exps, share their?unique dance, expression and passion. 100+ registered set up a thought in my mind, there’s gonna be a few hungry dancers around. […]

March 28, 2015

Breaking workouts and exercises

There are plenty of techniques, tips, tricks and stuff you can do to improve your fitness, body form and inner strength. However, none of that is actually working, when it does not relate to you. Many people use the gym, weightlifting to build up muscles, hoping the performance in dancing will increase. I am not saying it won’t, there are certainly similarities that can be […]

March 27, 2015

Exercise: shoulder tears

I just came up with new way of practising handstands and handstand pull ups. When doing standard handstand with wall support or without, muscles are used only until full straight position is reached, where body frame kicks in and all weight is pushed against joints only. Following exercise eliminates this thanks to hands positioned in front of the body and not under, while whole back […]

March 2, 2015

1000 hours of breakin in 2015

My day has 8 workings hours, 6 sleeping hours, 1 hour of transport, 1 hour eating..and another 6 hours free for whatever I want to do. That’s a lot and I have decided to invest those hours to self development and breaking. I bought checked lino for my living room so I can practise, which I have always dreamed about, however once I bought it […]

March 2, 2015

Workshop with Poe One

Gold Coast – 1/03/2013 organised by Team Cream Legendary Poe One sharing his knowledge, views, passion and love…again and again… :)) Key points: 30 seconds of death concept 4 dancers, 7 rounds each dance, each round 30sec, limited to certain moves (sweeps/go downs/etc..) 5 dancers, 9 rounds…60 seconds:) 5 in / out practise focused on particular move that repeats, but in and out movement is […]

February 19, 2015

My first real book: The Priest, The Surfer and The CEO

This is my first book, I have willingly read on my own. It’s 50% reflection of my life and another 50% is inspiration for my better tomorrows. It teaches you three different concepts on how to approach your life, get a better experience and grow. It helps you find your own meaning of being alive. I highly recommend everyone to read this book, even if […]

February 18, 2015

Meeting bboy Kareem

Here I am now, in Australia, having dance workshop with american bboy Kareem, whom I was watching on VHS recordings from French competition called Total Session 4, while practising my silly moves in living room in Czech Republic 13 years ago. ?Almost looks like I am bringing these people into my life, slowly but surely, hey. Main points: believe is the strongest power you can […]

February 10, 2015

Go with a flow to Byron Bay

I decided to take a bit of holiday and explore more of my surrounding. Lots of my friends told me how beautiful Byron Bay is and such a good vibes this area has. Well, I’ve been there once for short visit, ticking off my list Lighthouse’s visit and the most easterly point of Australia in 2012. This was on my road trip through East Coast […]

February 4, 2015

Password security

I am currently working on revision of my password management. Recently, I’ve been a victim of a scam e-mail from pretending to be from Gumtree and my password was exposed. Rookie mistake in a rush. I immediately took actions, however I realised, I don’t have a clear idea, where else have I used that password and hence those services is under potential threat.

February 3, 2015

Welcome to freeland

Welcome to?my world. You’ve just landed into freeland, where any thought is free, any mind is open and anything is possible. Agree, disagree or let it go, inspire or get inspired, love and let yourself be loved. Live.

October 20, 2012

Rethink about life, change

“Disgusted by the world we live in, disgusted by people’s behaviour all around the world, I am questioning myself, how long will we survive, how long before I’ll write my last line. Before that happens, I am asking more, both myself and all of you, how can we change this little time for better, how to get rid of prejudice, hate and fear, all that […]